The Mercedes-Benz EQE was revealed to the public last September as the younger, sportier-looking brother of the EQS luxury sedan. Built on a custom electric floorboard, the EVA2 rear-wheel drive electric vehicle has a maximum power of 215 kW and peak torque of 530 Nm, while the chemically charged NMC battery has a capacity of 90 kWh, according to WLTP 545-660 km. At least the EQE 350 version, which Mercedes-Benz first showed, knows it, but the EQE series will be more famous.
The other day, the Stuttgart car manufacturer announced the release of two AMG versions of the model. The base model is called the EQE 43 4MATIC and has a maximum power of 350 kW with 858 Nm of torque in the two-motor all-wheel drive system. With a good charge, the car can accelerate from a standstill of 100 km / h in 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 210 km / h.
Awarded the other AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+, the combined power of the two AMG-specific electric motors reaches 460 kW, but with the boost function of the AMG Dynamic Plus package, it can be upgraded to 505 kW. With this power stroke, torque is also increased from 950 Nm to 1000 Nm and acceleration is reduced to 3.3 seconds from 3.5 seconds between 0 and 100 km/h. Top speed is basically limited to 220 km/h, but AMG Dynamic Plus raises the ceiling by 20 km/h.
The new Mercedes-AMG EQE models are equipped with a high-performance 328-volt battery and manufactured with the latest lithium-ion technology. It has a usable energy content of 90.6 kWh and consists of ten units with a total of 360 bag cells. The EQE 53’s battery management system has also been tuned specifically for AMG. The Sport and Sport+ driving programs focus on the performance and comfort settings of the range. New is the ability to install battery management system updates wirelessly for continuous lifecycle improvement. The EQE 53 4MATIC+ also includes an AMG-specific wiring harness for even higher performance. The manufacturer also notes that significant progress has been made in sustainability in cell chemistry: the cobalt content has been reduced to ten percent, so there is nickel, cobalt and manganese in a ratio of 8: 1: 1.
The new generation of Mercedes-Benz batteries can be charged up to 170 kW DC, with enough power for a range of 180 km, and they are perfectly charged in 15 minutes. An on-board charger allows for 11 kW of AC power, but customers can also order an optional 22 kW charging. The EQE is suitable for Plug & Charge, so charging starts automatically on the Ionity charging poles as soon as the cable is connected.
It is not yet known how much it will cost and when the new products made at Mercedes Affalterbach will be available. In the company’s Hungarian configuration, an EQE is not yet available, and customers looking for an electric vehicle can choose between EQS, EQA, EQB, EQC and EQV. Installing EQB on Hungarian production lines We were lucky enough to test it.
Incidentally, the AMG division will have more autonomy in the field of electric cars in the future, which means that they will not only produce reconfigured turbocharged variants inside and out for current models, but will also have their own electric cars in the AMG .E-dedicated electric platform 2025. After.
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